Midland Metro


The first Metro Line in Birmingham required detailed urban design for all aspects of the 23 stops along the 12 mile corridor from Birmingham to Wolverhampton. Located within the West Midland’s conurbation, the project required extensive land reclamation to make the scheme a reality.

The concept of the Midland Metro was to create an attractive linear parkway which is open and accessible, to all. Footpaths and cycleways run in tandem with the tram system, linking with the national Sustrans network, effectively creating a multi modal corridor between the city centres.

We worked closely with the public arts coordinator who had an input on every aspect of the design including street furniture and a major lighting scheme for the wishbone bridge in Wolverhampton.

Key Features

  • Public realm design for the tram stops
  • Advance procurement of shrub and tree planting
  • Extensive public consultation